I found some very old photos recently that my mother discovered in some corner of her house during one of her infrequent clearing up sessions (these usually turn up yet more books my father loves to hoard). Looking through these photos, I realised just how little – in fact not at all – my tastes have changed over time. Only the interpretation had! And some things were forgotten or completely suppressed. One of the latter is my love for the colour purple and its various shades. When I was a kid, the Caran D’ache pencils immediately used up were the purple and magenta ones. I didn’t follow through in my teen years except for an unfortunate experiment with purple eyeshadow that made me look like I’d been beaten up. It wasn’t until some 30 years later that I started to crave more purple in my life!Variations of a simple combination this Winter: long dark grey Mango cardi, Old England cashmere scarf, Gap bf cords, H belt and vintage Kelly, Mango pink jumper and Toggi Chelsea boots that were preowned from *ebay over 3 years ago and still going strong. I gave them an old fashioned Kiwi shoe polish treat the other day and they now glow. I’m going to have to put this H&M Men khaki cotton parka/military coat away, it’s unlined so will hibernate the Winter away. The cords were supposed to be navy but really are a deep amethyst hue I adore. The pink jumper is a nice under layering piece that will carry into the Spring. I had to size up again because this year all their jumpers are tiny – seriously – I ordered an XS Aran jumper and cardigan and they are a nice loose fit on my 9 year old Sweetie girl who has never been big.I had to share this gorgeous pendant although it’s not mine, I bought it for my Tween who is purple mad, for her next birthday. She loved pink before she could even say the word then at around 8 years old announced she’d ‘grown up’ and now loves purple. It’s been that way eversince. She also loves pebbles and stones – precious as well as the kind one finds on beaches. Even the humble desk drawer knob in her room got the purple sparkle treatment!
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